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 TIPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR SHEARS

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR SHEARS TENSION!

REASON WHY YOUR SHOULD CHECK SHEAR TENSION BEFORE EACH WORK DAY.


It only takes a few seconds to check and adjust the tensions on your shears.
This should be done at the beginning of every work day to:


·         reduce the premature loss of your sharp cutting edge

·         reduce the chances of causing a serious nick or abrasion in the blade

·         reduce the chance of dropping your shears when they are loose


 Hold your shears by the thumb ring with the point at 12 o’clock.

Open the other blade by the finger ring until the point is at 9 o'clock

Let the finger ring free fall.
 


The blade must stop at 11 o'clock when released.


                        
For regular screw systems, use the tool provided with the shears or use a screwdriver that fits snugly. Be careful not to damage the screw or shears. With the blades closed, place shears against a solid wood surface while tightening. If you have difficulty adjusting your shears' tension, clean them and try again. Some scissor have plastic or rubber bushings that will lock up or constantly lose tension and even come apart if not kept in the proper setting. 

 Always keep a back up spare pair of scissors.


Wipe off the blades after each cut using a clean, slightly damp towel. Wipe carefully in a direction away from, not towards, the cutting edge.


After each day's use, clean and dry the scissors carefully. Wipe off the blades and the ride (the C-shaped area on each blade near the pivot screw) before putting the scissors in a safe place for the night.



At least once every week put a drop of scissors oil (clipper oil works nicely, too) around the pivot screw while the blades are fully open. Wiggle the blades for a few seconds so the oil will soak into the bearing (which is under the screw). Wipe off the excess. Put a small drop of oil on the ride and wipe the excess down the blades, moving your fingers away from the cutting edge.



If the scissors become nicked, don't force the blades closed. Separate them slightly, close them and send them to a qualified repair source. A nicked pair of scissors cut poorly and can become more damaged with use.



Be especially selective about sharpening services. Incompetent sharpening can permanently ruin your scissors.  You Can reach me at 336-202-8203




Check tension daily. If scissors are pushing hair, they need either adjustment or service.

Loose shears can damage them and also put a strain on your hand.